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Feb 12, 2013 6:00am EST
at the energy sector, which has done tremendously well and could expand as well and do better under the next few quarters as it did over the past. pushingn't think it is us back into recession and i think if we prioritize the cuts -- that it would set the stage for doing even more of that down the road. any of you want to add anything to my soliloquy? >> in terms of energy, you are absolutely right. we have an opportunity to move forward to generate jobs, the, and energy security. it will take conscious decisions in making decisions about -- keystone xl pipeline. you will immediately start generating jobs and all the indirect effects. but unfortunately what we have is a debate against it for some reason that somehow the opponents of canadian oil stands thinks stopping keystone xl will stop developing the oil sands. it is not true. the oil sands are worth something like 10 times the gdp of canada. the notion it would not be developed is silly. if you really believe in environmentalism you'll bring that oil here because it's lower emissions. we need to make decisions in terms of exports of energy.
Feb 12, 2013 1:00am EST
and have a conversation. we have john felmy who will talk to us about energy. he won't do forecasting of energy prices but he'll talk about the energy situation and what we'll see in more exploration of energy supplies. it is something that his chamber has made a focal point of the growth strategy. it will be interesting to hear from john. we're also going to hear from frank nothaft. he's an expert i've known frank for -- i won't say because he looks younger than i do. it is a long time. he's an expert in the housing market and if that is one of the bright spots in the economy today. then finally, we're going have bob costello who is the chief economist at the a.t.a. we build stuff and we put it on trucks and move it around. if you keep track of the trucks you can keep track of the economy. i'm happy they all agreed to be here this morning. if you look at the u.s. economy you see an economy growing three and half years ago but the problem is it never hit its stride. it grew but it grew at 3.5%. we never made up the g.d.p. gap. so you have seen this chart in the recent c.b. o. but it i
Feb 15, 2013 10:30pm EST
that trend and take one oracle -- 1-2% of our economy every year to convert to green energy, we would be much further ahead. i'm so tired of the republican party to always be anti-green. we have an issue on this planet. i would like to see some things done in regard to that. green energy is important, and we should pursue it. thank you so much. guest: nobody is saying that it is not important. what they are seeing is that the federal government does not need the department of energy -- it does not need to be putting money into loan programs for companies like solyndra and fiskar. others -- they have gone bankrupt the. have gotten hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars for loan programs and all of those companies that got those loans with that taunt of money have gone bankrupt. something is wrong with the vetting process and something is wrong with technology that it is not working in the marketplace. i had solar panels on my house in tennessee as a test keys thursday as a test case 30 + years ago. they're looking to see if we could get enough heat units per day in solar panels. we never got
Feb 11, 2013 10:00am EST
with the clean chesapeake bay. we have an energy issue that still is with us. there are a lot of subject that is are out. there but when you're here a few days before march 1rks the fiscal issues are the ones i wanted to bring you up to date but i'll try to answer any questions have you on any of these issues. thank you very much. \[applause] >> thank you senator. please come and join me on the stage and we have people in the aisles holding microphones for people with questions. >> let me start with one while people are getting their thoughts together and lining up. i think all of us who work here at n.i.h. are inspired about the scientific opportunities we have now, unprecedented. you heard about some this morning. we feel like this a moment in history and yet we're not sure that message is fully get ago cross. i've had the chance in the last year and a half to meet with more than 200 members of the congress one on one to have a chance to explain what n.i.h. is all about. both parties, both houses, i would say all of those meetings have gone well because the case is so compelling and th
Feb 15, 2013 2:00pm EST
is in her sixth term. she is a vice chair of the energy and commerce committee. on the republican line from maryland, barbara. caller: i am a republican, and i am fully in support of president obama ending these wars. i am an antiwar person. i think it is a misallocation of our resources, and i am sick and tired of my party always pushing one war after another. it seems like this is a business, and that is why we are conducting them. i second point is, you talk about free market -- we do not have a free market anymore. the markets are manipulated by the people that control the money, as well as the industries. that is what globalization is about. here is one last point. for example, electric cars, solar panels -- that was around 50 years ago. president carter even had solar panels on the white house. if our government would have been smart back then to continue that trend and take one percent or two percent of our economy every year, and convert it to green energy, people would be much further ahead. i am so tired of the republican party to always be anti-green. we have an issue on this pla
Feb 11, 2013 8:00pm EST
of our coming generations. it is how we figure out clean forms of energy, make medical advances that save lives, and ultimately reduce the cost of health care, develop the technologies that defend our country, and make our fighting men and women safer and advance our economy. loore than half, more than half of economic growth in this country since wor the e war ii s resulted from technological advances, none of which would have been impossible or almost none of which would have been possible without the basic research funded by the federal government. sometimes this sounds very theoretical, but we live in it every day. let me hold up for you this morning this fetching little i6 c13 one. cannot get along without this thing. rt eou all have one in your pocket. or perhaps you're looking at it right now and not listening to me. which is pretty standard for us professors, so it is not surprising. this device that you have is in your pocket, and i have in min ad would not exist were it not for federally funded research. let me show you why. the gps that enables your device to guide you to your
Feb 15, 2013 8:00pm EST
for these illnesses? it is jobs, people, hard-working people. i was at the energy and water committee the other day, where there is some bipartisanship, and it was clear to me that it did not matter, because there are going to be cuts in our research labs around the country, and this is closely allied with the defense industry as well. we're doing important research that supports the defense establishment, and again, it is making amazing advances nuclear issues, much more than i could discuss with you today. look at what the labs are doing around the country. and education -- we know, as the leader mentioned, that it is so critical to get our young people in pre-k, to make sure they're getting the education they need so they do not fall behind, because if you fall behind at the beginning, then what happens later on? this sequester this not make any sense at all. we should be sitting down as appropriators and working it out, and i must tell you that there are many people the republican side of the aisle, on the appropriations committee, with whom i have worked for years, believe in regular order, th
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